Illness vs Alienist - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between illness and alienist

is that illness is (countable) an instance of a disease or poor health while alienist is an expert in mental illness, especially with reference to legal ramifications.

illness

English

Noun

  • (countable) An instance of a disease or poor health.
  • (uncountable) A state of bad health or disease.
  • Synonyms

    * (instance) sickness * (state) sickness * See also

    alienist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An expert in mental illness, especially with reference to legal ramifications.
  • * 1923 , Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Creeping Man’, Norton (2005), page 1644
  • “Speaking as a medical man,” said I, “it appears to be a case for an alienist . The old gentleman's cerebral processes were disturbed by the love affair.”
  • * 1927 , , Arrow, 2008, page 72
  • There was probably not an alienist in the land who, having listened so far, would not have sprung at George and held him down with one hand while with the other he signed the necessary certificate of lunacy. But Molly Waddington saw deeper into the matter.
  • (obsolete) A psychiatrist or psychologist.
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